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A Look Into Coffee Farming - Finca La Arboleda, Colombia

    The Farmer - Gonzalo Alvarez Our favorite Colombian coffee is a micro lot coffee (being from one specific farm). Our friend and farm owner, Gonzalo Alvarez creates a coffee legacy that starts directly from his farm, Finca La Arboleda (a Rain Forest Alliance Farm) in JARDÍN, ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA. We ensure equitable trade with our farmers and believe in empowering communities and those in their trade. We also believe in working with farmers that have the same values in conserving natural resources and pursuing pro-environmental benefits through their farming. And most importantly, we love working with the best. Alvarez and his father have been growing coffee for over two generations. Basically, he knows his stuff. Alvarez is a coffee bean expert and...

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HAPPY SAINTS PATRICK'S DAY - The Origin of Irish Coffee

Like FosterHobbs Coffee, the origin of the cocktail, Irish Coffee, has a link to aviation. It was invented at Foynes, a small town in the West of Ireland, near Limerick, which had the main airport for Flying Boats between America and Europe. By 1940, the airport was abuzz with many American VIP's from the world of politics and Hollywood. Weather conditions along the West coast of Ireland could change as quick as it took to refuel the planes and many times, flights would have to be cancelled and the passengers would have to spend the night in Foynes. One winter night, in 1942, a flight left Foynes for Botwood in Newfoundland and then on to New York. After several hours...

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Cool Down With FosterHobbs Coffee

   It's a perfect afternoon for coffee --- a refreshing cup of Cold Brew or Iced Coffee --- to be exact. People often confuse the terms Cold Brew and Iced Coffee (the same people probably are confused about the true meaning of "espresso" too), but you don't have to.  It's just a matter of knowing the difference between the two, which is basically knowing the difference between their two preparation methods. The difference between these two rich elixirs is the way you make them. It's understandable why people confuse the term Cold Brew because the term is actually misleading since Cold Brew coffee isn't really brewed. Cold Brew is steeped coffee and no heat source at any time comes into contact with...

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BEYOND EARTH ESPRESSO | ESPRESSO MACHINE LAUNCHED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL

An espresso machine is headed to space!  Aboard the Dragon spacecraft,  the Italian made espresso machine, not resembling any espresso machine on earth but more reminiscent of an Easy Bake Oven or microwave,  was aboard SpaceX CRS-6  and was launched yesterday afternoon by a 208-foot Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral  Air Force Station.  The International Space Station (ISS) is the destination for the espresso machine, aptly called the ISSpresso. Until now the astronauts of the ISS have had to drink instant coffee.  But now thanks to the joint venture between engineering company Argotec and the Italian Space Agency, the astronauts may be able to enjoy a richer, more authentic coffee using the  Italian made espresso machine manufactured by Lavazza ....

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